Description – The Pears National Centre for autism is a school specifically design for children with autism. The Tree House Trust is the creating charity of the centre. The charity was created by a group of parents to set up a school to provide help and support together. They aimed to create an 80-place school, national training centre, and office space for their HQ.
Along with the new teaching spaces, the site included life skills environments such as a kitchen, bathroom, and laundry.
This project improved the quality of autism education for students. The new school increases school places for those with autism. The extensive project was grant funded creating challenging budget constraints. Another challenge we faced was contractor insolvency during the project.
As the client representative BHA was responsible for site assembly and team selection.
- Service: Client Representative
- Client: Ambitious about Autism
- Architect: Penoyre & Prasad
- Teaching areas comprised of simple, flexible spaces.
- Compact work rooms.
- Budgetary constraints and contractor insolvency.